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Tuesday, June 8
 

7:00am MDT

Golf - Co-sponsored by Jostens
7:00 am registration, 8:00 am shotgun start with lunch at 1:00,

700 Homestead Dr, Midway, UT 84049  (435) 654-5588

Tuesday June 8, 2021 7:00am - 2:15pm MDT

3:00pm MDT

Conference Registration - Bear Room
Tuesday June 8, 2021 3:00pm - 5:15pm MDT

4:00pm MDT

Welcome - Bison Room - Kim Monkres UASSP President
Level 2 Bison Rooms 1-6 

Tuesday June 8, 2021 4:00pm - 4:10pm MDT

4:15pm MDT

Principal Endurance: Finding Our Pace and Stride to Thrive as School Leaders - Dr. David Boren and Dr. Joe Jensen
Every school year can feel like a grueling race, and an administrative career makes a marathon seem like a skip in the park. In trying to win the educational leadership race, we can easily push ourselves too hard for too long, hurting our schools as well as our own physical, mental, and emotional health. Too often, administrator wellbeing is portrayed as something you accomplish outside of your work.  For example, we all know we will be better off if we exercise, take a vacation, or go to a conference. While these kinds of things are certainly good and worthwhile, HOW we handle the daily pressures of the principalship are even more important to principal wellbeing. During this interactive keynote, we will review a few guiding principles for effective daily endurance, share experiences with each other, and make some plans for running our most effective and enjoyable school leadership race. 

David  
David has been an educator for the last 20 years. He has taught Spanish at a private university, has been a public school teacher and administrator, and currently works as the director of BYU’s School Leadership Program. His work as an educator has taken him to South America, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and all over the United States. His writing and teaching focus primarily on leading teams, adult learning, innovative education, and fostering wellbeing in schools. David grew up on a small farm in Idaho and now lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with his wife Sherrie, and their five busy kids. In his free time, he enjoys running, mt. biking, hiking, fishing, storytelling, and puttering around in the yard.


Joe Bio 
Racing mountain bikes in Leadville, running in Boston, or just commuting by bike to school, Joe has become an endurance junkie. That training serves him well as the principal of Timpanogos High School, where he revels in creating conditions and building capacity with an amazing team of educators to intentionally nurture connection and well-being as well as deliberately develop a culture for deep learning in students and staff. In his 27th year, Joe has been an English teacher, assistant principal, JH principal, and HS principal. He would rather play catch with his nine-year-old in the backyard than attend an NFL football game. He would rather read great literature than go to a special effects movie. He would rather plan a good road trip with Julie and his 6 kids than book a Caribbean cruise. In his endurance pursuits, he lives by the mantra, “There’s no bad weather, there’s just bad gear.” And, his kids still roll their eyes when he claims doctor status on medical questions.

Tuesday June 8, 2021 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
 
Wednesday, June 9
 

7:30am MDT

Continental Breakfast - Bear Room
Wednesday June 9, 2021 7:30am - 8:30am MDT

8:30am MDT

Welcome - Kim Monkres UASSP President
Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:30am - 8:40am MDT

8:40am MDT

Happy Schools: Evidence-based leadership strategies for enhancing individual wellness - McKinley Withers
I have had the privilege of working as a middle school and high school social studies teacher and as a school counselor at an alternative high school. Currently, I work as a Jordan District administrator focused on Health and Wellness.
I received a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science Teaching from Brigham Young University, a Master's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in School Counseling from Utah State University, and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah.
In my personal life, I enjoy distance running, soccer, skiing, cycling, camping, and quality time with my family and friends.


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:40am - 9:40am MDT

9:40am MDT

Snack Break - Bear Room
Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:40am - 10:10am MDT

10:10am MDT

Happy Schools: Evidence-based leadership strategies for enhancing individual wellness - McKinley Withers
I have had the privilege of working as a middle school and high school social studies teacher and as a school counselor at an alternative high school. Currently, I work as a Jordan District administrator focused on Health and Wellness.
I received a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science Teaching from Brigham Young University, a Master's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in School Counseling from Utah State University, and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah.
In my personal life, I enjoy distance running, soccer, skiing, cycling, camping, and quality time with my family and friends.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:10am - 11:00am MDT

11:00am MDT

High School Principal of the Year 2020-2021 Gary Twitchell
Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT

12:00pm MDT

Lunch Sponsored by Jostens - Bear Room
Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT

1:00pm MDT

Retiree and Board Member Recognitions
Wednesday June 9, 2021 1:00pm - 1:15pm MDT

1:15pm MDT

Middle School Principal of the Year 2020-2021 Paula Logan
Wednesday June 9, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm MDT

2:15pm MDT

Closing Remarks Kim Monkres
Wednesday June 9, 2021 2:15pm - 2:30pm MDT
 
Thursday, June 10
 

7:30am MDT

Breakfast Sponsered by Herff Jones - Bear Room
Thursday June 10, 2021 7:30am - 8:30am MDT

8:30am MDT

Welcome - Kim Monkres President
Thursday June 10, 2021 8:30am - 8:40am MDT

8:40am MDT

9:40am MDT

Break - Bear Room
Thursday June 10, 2021 9:40am - 10:10am MDT

10:10am MDT

Using Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Framework to Improve Your Leadership Shane Jones and Darren Perkes
  • Shane Jones
    • Shane Jones has been in education for 25 years.  He was a high school and middle school counselor for twelve years then went back to school so he could become a classroom teacher.  He has coached for almost all of those years and served as the Athletic Director at Sky View High School.  Shane is currently an assistant principal at Green Canyon High School and has been a high school administrator for the last nine years. He was also awarded the Utah Assistant Principal of the Year in 2019.  He has two sons and two daughters, is married to a middle-school math teacher, and is determined to learn as much as possible about his newest passion: Social and Emotional Learning.
  • Darren Perkes
    • Darren Perkes has taught for 23 years in the Cache County School District. He started as an English and French teacher at Box Elder Middle School and is now teaching part-time as an English teacher at Green Canyon High School and part-time as a secondary instructional coach for the district. He has taken an active role in leading the freshmen transition program, WolfPACK Academy, at Green Canyon. He is married to Missy, who runs the career center at Green Canyon, and has four children - three boys and one girl. Apart from teaching, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and golfing with his buddies. He would much rather ride a bike than run, and hit a ball than swim. He has a favorite quotation which guides his educational practices: "Don't judge, get curious!"
  • Link to presentation documents: Using Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Framework to Improve Your Leadership 


Thursday June 10, 2021 10:10am - 11:10am MDT

11:10am MDT

Closing Remarks and Drawing - Kim Monkres President
Thursday June 10, 2021 11:10am - 11:45am MDT